The Complete Pyramids

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - History - 256 pages
Mark Lehner brings his many years of field research in Egypt to this definitive book. He examines the pyramids in unprecedented detail, covering the practical aspects--the quarries, ramps, and tools used in construction--as well as the conceptual ones.Professor Lehner surveys and describes the pyramids across their 3,000-year history, as well as explaining the rituals and mythology, the history of travelers, looters, and archaeologists, and the ways in which the pyramids were an integral part of the Egyptian state.The hundreds of illustrations include computer reconstructions and specially commissioned artists' perspective views of the pyramids and their interior chambers. The book is at once a definitive sourcebook and an entertaining guide for scholars, students, and travelers.

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This is a magnificent book - beautifully illustrated, graphically superb,comprehensive, informative and insightful. I felt I should be wearing white gloves to turn the pages. Absolutely fascinating and lavish production values. Read full review

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If I could be anyone in the world, Mark Lehner is definitely at the top of my list to be. He is one of the preeminent Egyptologists, and has worked on the Giza plateau for over twenty years. His ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mark Lehner is Research Associate at The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has been Director of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project since 1984.

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